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Name: Jenny
Long Island NY
jenny11520
May 1, 2020 9:44 AM CST
I need help! Sighing! I bought two beautiful potho plants 2 1/2 weeks ago, I re-potted the plants & watered them.

A few days ago I noticed the bright green leaves turned a bright yellow, a few of them. Took them out and the next day, same thing happened. Now the leaves are starting to wilt. I removed about 8-9 leaves already.

I'm new to this plant life & really dont want to lose these gorgeous plants




Today
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When I first brought them home
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Name: Jenny
Long Island NY
jenny11520
May 1, 2020 9:45 AM CST
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Name: Will Creed
NYC
Prof. plant consultant & educator
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WillC
May 1, 2020 10:11 AM CST
Welcome! Here are two important things to understand. Leave plants in their original pots so you avoid repotting and damaging the roots.

Most houseplants are intended for indoor use and burn up when placed outside where the sun is much more intense. Pothos, in particular, must be protected even from the much less intense indoor direct sunlight.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
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Name: Jenny
Long Island NY
jenny11520
May 1, 2020 10:22 AM CST
Hello WillC,

Thank you for your advice, it is much appreciated!

Is there anything that I can do now to save it from all the leaves turning yellow?
Name: Will Creed
NYC
Prof. plant consultant & educator
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WillC
May 1, 2020 2:22 PM CST
Move it inside out of any direct sunlight. Water it very carefully, allowing the top inch of soil to get dry before watering.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
Contact me directly at [email protected]
I now have a book available on indoor plant care
Name: Jenny
Long Island NY
jenny11520
May 2, 2020 9:38 PM CST
Hi Will,

I never left it outside. The picture showing it outside is when I re potted. I immediately brought it inside since.

Still having issues with it. More yellow leaves and wilting.
Name: Will Creed
NYC
Prof. plant consultant & educator
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WillC
May 3, 2020 7:54 AM CST
Repotting house plants is usually unnecessary and when it is done it is often incorrectly. For example, if some of the soil is removed that damages many of the tiny root hairs that the plant depends on. I don't know the details of your repotting so it's hard to be sure but I suspect that the repotting is the reason why your plant is struggling at this point. If so, it will take a while for it to recover.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
Contact me directly at [email protected]
I now have a book available on indoor plant care

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